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Subject: map quest Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 706
 
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/50682180/CBD-Strategy-and-Action-Plan---Tajikistan-(Part-V-English-version) ?

Subject: OFF TOPIC......LOQUATS...in NYC Replies: 24
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,945
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BronxFigs
Can these trees be containerized, and overwintered in a storage shed?

Will they produce fruit in NYC?--Not likely unless you can grow them in a greenhouse or solarium. They flower during your Winter months and are an evergreen with no dormant period.

If seed grown, will plants be true-to-type?--They are not true-to-type but the seedling will be close (unlike figs)

Named varieties?  Where can they be purchased?---True named varieties are grafted. They are sold online. Willis Orchards sells them too.

Are named varieties layered, or grafted?--answered

Can these type trees be easily grown...like a fig tree? They can be containerized

Are they prone to the same diseases as roses?  Blights, rusts, wilt,...etc?--not the same as roses, but they can have leaf problems

Just curious.  These fruits are sold in Italian neighborhoods, and the cost a fortune. 

Frank

Subject: Kudos to North Carolina Replies: 2
Posted By: go4broek Views: 548
 
Very nice, Frank!

Subject: Del La Senyora fig Replies: 8
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,249
 
Dennis,

That looks like one that I am looking for. Known simply as Señora (Lady). One of the few varieties Condit describes as "excellent" quality. Please keep me in mind if you ever have a spare cutting or two you want to trade. Enjoy!

btw, was there any seed crunch?

Subject: Alma, Verte and San Piero Harvest Tonight Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 847
 
Thanks, y'all!

@Gina- I dry the figs and the leaves too. Even the tea is good!

@eden- of course ya are, bud

@rob- glad to hear it! Give it a large pot and it will reward you all the more and faster

@Scott- Left tray is Verte (the green ones) and San Piero. The right tray is Alma



Subject: Finally caved in and ordered a greenhouse(now with pics) Replies: 34
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,024
 
The secret is in a good foundation and how it's oriented. Make sure it's level and square and you use long anchors. Put down a good weed barrier and use large gravel for flooring. Good luck!

Subject: Alma, Verte and San Piero Harvest Tonight Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 847
 
Picked these about an hour ago. Time to get our feed on!

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Subject: Bourjassotte Noire cuttings repotted Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,159
 
Dennis,

Here is a pic from Baud's site http://www.fig-baud.com/cataloguefiguiers/catbourjassottenoire.html

Subject: Skardu black and Blanquette? Replies: 2
Posted By: go4broek Views: 741
 
Won't get a good word for Blanquette here. Despite good growth, it has been dropping main crop figs since June 10th.

Subject: Ants on my fig tree Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 5,459
 
Tanglefoot is fine for a single-trunk tree, but not so much for bush type with low growth. I wanna kill the mound too. lol

Subject: Ants on my fig tree Replies: 12
Posted By: go4broek Views: 5,459
 
Well, I am gonna give the Boric acid and corn syrup traps a try. Set them out this evening. Used empty soda cans with a flap cut open on the side instead for easy filling/refilling and protection from elements and pets. We'll see...

Subject: Tying dem fig tree blues Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 701
 
hey, C.H.

Was there supposed to be pics?

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Chris,

I move my newly rooted cuttings to flourescent lights once they appear to have sufficient roots to tolerate room conditions. Of course, I have grown cuttings right from room conditions with normal humidity with good success too.

As for my Unknown Brooklyn Italian Dark plants, they have not canged much since the start of this thread. They are doing well. Here is a pic of what appeared to be FMV. Like I said, it could just be a very light case.

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Subject: Joe's Jersey Fig and Hardy Chicago Replies: 5
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,802
 
Looks the same. Unless you have noticed signs of disease on the unknown, it may have nothing to do with that. Some cuttings, taken from the same limb and under the same conditions, will grow at completely different rates. Here is a bed of Vertes planted at the same time and under the same conditions.

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Subject: Sultan / Noire De Julliet Replies: 6
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,924
 
Salam, Zaitun

That's a nice-looking fig but it looks very different (and small) from the fruit described by Condit or even Baud. Also, the proper synonym should be "Grosse de Juliet'.

Subject: Scenic view Replies: 25
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,810
 
Nicely concealed, Marius!

Subject: Question about cuttings Replies: 10
Posted By: go4broek Views: 805
 
They look fine. You can head off the central leader to encourage scaffold branch development now if you want. Good luck!

Subject: Sun or heat - which is more important for ripening? Replies: 10
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,054
 
Marches,

Figs can get by with a few hours of direct/bright sunlight. They cannot get by with only a few hours of heat.  Kiwibob gave you some good advice on varieties to consider first. Needless to say, not all fig cultivars are suited for forcing. Read up on forcing figs under glass for more advice from growers in your situation. Good luck!

Subject: another unknown - please help with ID Replies: 19
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,474
 
Okay, after extensive searching I finally located a color illustration of the much discussed English Brown Turkey breba. This image comes from the 1880 English publication called Florist and Pomologist by an English fig authority of the time named Dr. Robert Hogg. You can view the entire publication for free here since the file is 31 Mb in size and much too big to post here. Bear in mind that the fruit pictured is of a breba. Apparently, in England, that is the only reliable crop they could grow outdoors without creating ideal conditions or forcing inside a greenhouse.

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Subject: another unknown - please help with ID Replies: 19
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,474
 
Mike,

Can you post pics of the dominant breba shape? How old is your tree? Any pics of the parent tree and other leaf shapes? How do the main crop fruit look now and when ripe? Is the texture of the leaf rough or smooth?

Subject: Visit with Bluesguy and the “A” Street Unknown Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 950
 
Mike,

Looking at the variety page for '1906, I don't think so. Too many differences. Pulp color, texture and appearance; checking on skin; eye color, auricles on basal lobes; stem thickness; hollow cores; ribbing (on both immature and ripe figs), etc.

Subject: Breba On JH Adriatic Pix! Replies: 30
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,668
 
a very nice appetizer, Herman!

Subject: Visit with Bluesguy and the “A” Street Unknown Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 950
 
Ken this tree has been very variable over the years. It produced breba fruit in 2010 with short stems. The main crop that year was more flattened and almost no stem. Color was light green. Kadota/Dottato's variability based on location is well documented in Condit's Fig Varieties. In 2011 it was frost killed to the ground and this past Winter it was killed to one short trunk. It does grow back very fast and produces a main crop. This year the stems are longer than in the past.  Here are some of its faces:

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jpeg Kadota_Breba_6-18-10.JPG (62.79 KB, 12 views)
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Subject: Visit with Bluesguy and the “A” Street Unknown Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 950
 
Sounds like my Kadota. Bought it at a local Lowes in Jan 2010 as a Black Mission. Figured out it was a Kadota.

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jpeg Kadota_main_crop_7-30-12_(2).JPG (469.62 KB, 20 views)
jpeg Kadota_main_crop_7-30-12_(4).JPG (424.64 KB, 15 views)
jpeg Kadota_main_crop_7-30-12_(6).JPG (458.63 KB, 22 views)
jpeg Kadota_(Lowes)_7-30-12_(1).JPG (416.27 KB, 17 views)
jpeg Yellow_Fig_Leaf#2_10-25-10.JPG (139.03 KB, 16 views)


Subject: Replanted and GROWING(: Replies: 1
Posted By: go4broek Views: 465
 
good for you, Madison! You know, we love pictures around here ;-)

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Dan,

In your post #23 you said you only have on fig plant. Period. Wanted to make sure you still had the ones I sent you. I had asked you at the time I gave them to you to let me know if you have any problems with them. Not hearing otherwise, I assumed they were doing okay. Now I know better.

Subject: Introducing...Sbayi! Replies: 21
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,034
 
lol. Thanks guys. I guess it approves of its new pot and soilless mix.

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Dan,

What happened to the two plants you received from me three weeks ago?

Subject: Visit with Bluesguy and the “A” Street Unknown Replies: 14
Posted By: go4broek Views: 950
 
Hey, Ken

Do you know if those figs' stems have an unusually strong attachment to the tree when ripe and form a drop of honey/resin in the eye?

Subject: Introducing...Sbayi! Replies: 21
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,034
 
Thanks, guys!

Eden,

Have you seen this post from member Kassoum? I think it's the only picture of a Sbayi fig out there. http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1271872781&postcount=114

Subject: Introducing...Sbayi! Replies: 21
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,034
 
Two weeks later...

@Fignatic- I will post here when cuttings become available. Thanks!

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Subject: How many? Replies: 44
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,817
 
Not I. At least not yet ;-)

Subject: How many? Replies: 44
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,817
 
FIGS
IN GROUND PLANTS31
POTTED PLANTS287
KNOWN VARIETIES75
UNKNOWN VARIETIES34

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Amen to that, Dominick. I know it's not a BT from it's characteristics. We'll know before this season ends. No reason to suspect intentional fraud since he did not post pics of the ripe fruit. The seller's name is Kevin Lessin.

Subject: new addition to my collection TY Ruben Replies: 2
Posted By: go4broek Views: 696
 
You are welcome, Eden. I forgot to give you his baby pictures so here they are. He's the one that started out smaller last year but came back and surpassed his twin. Good luck!

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Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Ed,

Is this your first fig or IH? Any pics of the ripe fruit? Probably not a white fig. The seller said it was dark.

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Figs and pigs go well together ;=)

Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
ah, yes. Calling it Unknown Brooklyn Italian-Dark for now. I started those 15 Feb. They started rooting after 7 days. Vigorous rooters. They started forming main crop figs early this month. It does appear to have a mild case of FMV.

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jpeg Unknown_Brooklyn_Italian_Dark_#8_up-potted_to_3-gal_7-26-12_(2).JPG (462.84 KB, 90 views)
jpeg Unknown_Brooklyn_Italian_Dark_#8_up-potted_to_3-gal_7-26-12_(3).JPG (460.49 KB, 84 views)


Subject: Old Brooklyn Italian Replies: 35
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,750
 
Welcome to the forum, Chris! Do you have a link to the ad so we can see what you are talking about?

Subject: Emerald Strawberry / UCR 143-36 Replies: 11
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,907
 
Gina,

According to UCD and NGR-D, this is UCR 143-36's pedigree:

Adriatic x 72-80 [Verdal Longue x (Calimyrna x Kearney)]

Subject: Emerald Strawberry / UCR 143-36 Replies: 11
Posted By: go4broek Views: 2,907
 
Very nice, Dennis! Is the pulp dark amber or pink? Hard to make out. Also, how old is the tree? Thanks!

Subject: Losing bark Replies: 23
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,640
 

make sure the file size of any of the pics does not exceed 1 Mb. Otherwise, just upload them directly from your PC. No web host is needed.


Subject: Fig Varieties In Ground in the Carolinas Replies: 5
Posted By: go4broek Views: 998
 
Nice selection, Dennis! Continued good luck to you!!

Subject: Losing bark Replies: 23
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,640
 
Welcome to the forum, Bob! Unfortunately, your pics did not post.

Subject: Barnissotte noir-black Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,101
 
Good luck, Marius! Looks really good.

Subject: Is this another LSU gold? Replies: 9
Posted By: go4broek Views: 981
 
Jason,

I don't think it's LSU Gold. Color and meat are off. Here is a sample from mine. The first is a few days unripe. The other is perfect.

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jpeg LSU_GOLD_MAIN_CROP_FIRST_FIG_7-20-12_(3).JPG (469.29 KB, 36 views)
jpeg LSU_Gold_#1_main_crop_7-24-12_(1).JPG (376.88 KB, 31 views)
jpeg LSU_Gold_#1_main_crop_7-24-12_(2).JPG (430.44 KB, 35 views)
jpeg LSU_Gold_#1_main_crop_7-24-12_(3).JPG (460.61 KB, 46 views)


Subject: maybe.. maybe a plate of figs tonight.. Replies: 16
Posted By: go4broek Views: 866
 
The VdB looks a little early. Otherwise...enjoy!

Subject: Help, incomplete ripening Replies: 5
Posted By: go4broek Views: 786
 
Depends on the size of the tree and the soil it's growing in. Here is my 4-yr old Celeste. Drops very few immature fruit and gets water every 10 to 14 days. 20-30 minutes at a good flow (not wide open). Grows in clay soil. Pruned to 5-ft February 2011.

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Subject: Help, incomplete ripening Replies: 5
Posted By: go4broek Views: 786
 
Welcome to the forum, Brian! Sounds like you have one of those Celeste strains that drops immature fruit. How is it growing therwise? Pics would help.

Subject: UCD Pied de Boeuf pics Replies: 7
Posted By: go4broek Views: 1,181
 
@Dennis- too funny!

@James- lol. used him for scale.

 

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